The FFA contributes to our local community:
Oberlin, OH – The Firelands FFA and Student Council want to offer a heartfelt thank you for all of the non-perishable donations that were brought in during your first period classes before Thanksgiving! The Harvest for America food drive is sponsored by the National FFA Foundation and Carhartt and was organized and ran by the Firelands FFA members with special contributions from the first and ninth period Animal Science & Technology classes and the FFA Citizenship Committee. The entire school had the opportunity to take part in the food drive. Three hundred pounds of up-to-one-year expired food were donated to Harvest for Hunger at Second Harvest in Lorain, this will make its way into urban areas. An amazing 3500 pounds of food was donated to South Amherst United Methodist Church which houses the food distribution pantry for our school district. About 300 people from about 100 families in the Firelands district will directly benefit from the donation. A special thank you to Sergeant Chris Midkiff for delivering over a ton of the donated food for us. Congratulations to the first period classes that will be enjoying a donut party on December 11th: third place: Mrs. Costello with 235 donations, second place: Mrs. Finnegan with 319 donations, and in first: Miss Bennett’s class with 472 donations. This activity was also a the kick off to the student council tree lighting – each class has done a great job and the junior class is in the lead in tree lighting points going into the holiday season.
Unfortunately about 1 out of 7 people in our community are food insecure. Although better than the national average of 1 out of 5, it is still a problem that must be solved! Thank you again to the teachers and students that improved the lives of those in need in our community through this food drive. The huge donation is a reflection of the caring, compassionate, and dedicated citizens of our community.